Health and Safety
The American Red Cross training offers programs
that help you, your family and your community organization to be prepared for
virtually any life-threatening situation. Contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information.
Below are brief descriptions of classes offered by
the Red Cross:
First Aid/CPR/AED for
Schools and the Community
This course combines lectures, demonstrations and
video with hands-on training and practice. Participants learn to recognize and
respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for
adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illness and
poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from
cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries.
This hands-on skills training prepares
participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.
Available in English and Spanish.
Child and Infant
Designed for those who care for children, either
full time or occasionally, this course teaches participants how to recognize and
care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children age 12 and
younger. Child CPR is available separately and applies to children between the
ages of 1 and 12.
Available in English and
AED (Automated External
Defibrillator) – Adult and Child
This course teaches individuals currently
certified in Adult CPR and Child CPR how to safely use an AED to provide care
for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
This course covers sports-related injury
prevention, first aid care and Adult CPR. An optional Child CPR component may
also be taken. This course is useful for coaches, officials and parents of
The Babysitter's Training course has an
interactive, educational format that tasks youth, ages 11 - 14, with activities
such as identifying safety problems around the house and yard, and selecting
age-appropriate toys and games for children in their care. This format keeps the
interest of the babysitters and provides a meaningful classroom experience.
Basic Aid Training
This course introduces 8-10 year-olds to the
emergency action steps, Check, Call, Care, as well as how to perform basic first
aid procedures. An activity book with puzzles and games teaches children how to
prevent injuries and what to do in an emergency.
First Aid for Children Today (F.A.C.T.)
The FACT Critter Clan leads kids, ages 5 - 8,
through health promotion and injury prevention activities. Its environmental
theme teaches safety in a non-threatening way. Topics include: